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Autodoc all apps from a project to Sphinx

Project description

Django is very nice in that way you can reuse a lot of applications in your projects. It means for big projects that you’ll get a long list of applications in your settings.INSTALLED_APP.

If you’re using Django with Sphinx and want to autodoc all these apps in a wink of an eye, then this app is for you.

A good combinaison for documenting your project would be:
  • sphinx
  • django-sphinx-autodoc to generate the doc from your applications
  • django-sphinxdoc to integrate the sphinx doc in your website

How it works

Copy the generate_autodoc.py file in your project directory, then execute it.

It will scrape all your .py files in each application listed by INSTALLED_APP, then add automodules in your DS_ROOT/modules.rst.

You will then see your applications grouped in 2 different categories:

  • internal application is an application located in your project directory
  • external application is an app which is somewhere in your pythonpath (preferably in your virtualenv)

Good Practices

Add a docstring in your application’s __init__.py file to describe it. django-sphinx-autodoc will automatically scrape it for you.

Settings

You can modify some of the settings used by django-sphinx-autodoc:

  • DS_ROOT: root path for documentation (default to project_dir/doc)
  • DS_MASTER_DOC: name of your master document (default to “index.rst”)
  • DS_FILENAME: name for the modules (default to “auto_modules.rst”)
  • DS_EXCLUDED_APPS: list of applications to exclude (default to [])
  • DS_EXCLUDED_MODULES: list of files to exclude (default to [“__init__.py”])

TODO

  • Write tests
  • improve the not_relevant stuff to auto exclude a file without class or def
  • Django command extension to update the autodoc

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